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  • Eric Rohmer for beginners

    Everything you need to know when coming new to the beguiling world of French director Eric Rohmer, famous for his three great film series about love and relationships.

    David Parkinson
    Monday 5 January 2015

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  • New year’s resolutions for film fans

    What did you make as your film-related new year’s resolutions?

    Eleni Stefanou
    Friday 2 January 2015

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  • Holiday blues and the improvised magic of The Green Ray

    Starting to think about where you’ll go on your summer holiday? Spare a thought for the lonely heroine of Eric Rohmer’s sublime film The Green Ray, who spends an indecisive August flitting from one destination to another in search of contentment.

    Geoff Andrew
    Friday 26 December 2014

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  • Why I love ... Morons from Outer Space

    This sci-fi satire with a silly title from the director of Get Carter and Flash Gordon is much more fun than its death at the box office suggests.

    Jon Spira
    Tuesday 23 December 2014

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  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea – 60th anniversary

    These eye-popping lobby cards were created to promote Disney’s classic live-action version of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, which was first released 60 years ago on 23 December 1954.


    Tuesday 23 December 2014

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  • Why I love ... Attack the Block

    Mixing wit, social conscience and action thrills, Attack the Block is a bracingly original alien invasion film that keeps its feet firmly on the streets of ‘Broken Britain’ even as it warns us to watch the skies.

    Dylan Cave
    Friday 19 December 2014

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  • Did Stanley Kubrick invent the iPad?

    Read the futuristic headlines for a New York Times app that Kubrick commissioned for the ‘Newspad’ in 2001: A Space Odyssey, a slimline computer that eerily predicts the modern tablet.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 18 December 2014

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  • Why I love ... Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    A first encounter with Steven Spielberg’s wondrous alien-contact epic in a local cinema in 1978 led BFI National Archive curator John Oliver to return four more times in the following weeks – and the thrill of this most moving of sci-fi films remains today.

    John Oliver
    Tuesday 16 December 2014

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  • The LGBT film highlights of 2014

    It was a great year for gay men on the big screen, but lesbians and trans people may have to wait until 2015 for more exciting representation.

    Alex Davidson
    Monday 15 December 2014

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  • 8 things we learned from Star Wars Day

    Special guests and awe-inspiring fancy dress made back-to-back screeenings of the original Star Wars trilogy at BFI Southbank a day to remember. Here’s what we’ll take away from it.

    Matthew Thrift
    Monday 15 December 2014

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